Causes of increased intraocular pressure during senile cataract surgery


Causes of increased intraocular pressure during senile cataract surgery (accompanied by angina-angle glaucoma)


Q: My mother, who is 70 years old this year, has said that something like sand seems to be floating in her eyes since three years ago, and that she has symptoms of itching and blurring with pain. When I visited the ophthalmologist due to poor eyesight, he said it was cataract.

There is presbyopia and water on the cornea, but it is thinner than other people, so they need surgery to make holes. Otherwise, the headache can be severe due to an increase in intraocular pressure. If your eyes hurt and your headache is severe, you should come to the emergency room right away. I’ve been watching it for about a year, and the doctor said let’s watch it every three months. He said his eyesight has improved compared to the beginning and his cataracts are not severe, so he can operate when the patient wants. If it gets worse, it is recommended to perform surgery to make a hole in the cornea and give water.

Why does your eye pressure go up? I want to know cataract surgery hours, average hospitalization days, and postoperative precautions.

A: My mother currently appears to have senile cataracts accompanied by narrow-wing glaucoma.

Narrow-wing glaucoma is a disease in which intraocular pressure rises due to poor discharge of water components called waterproofing through the right angle. If the symptoms are severe, you should make a hole in the tissue called iris using a laser.

If you currently have cataracts, cataract surgery may be a priority. The reason is that when the total volume of the lens decreases after surgery, the right angle widens and waterproof discharge often becomes smooth.

It is necessary to hear more detailed explanations from your doctor. The operation usually takes less than 30 minutes. Hospitalization is more often not necessary.

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